Godzilla: Save the Earth announced

Atari announces the development of a Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee sequel for the PS2 and Xbox. First screens inside.

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Atari has today announced that it will release Godzilla: Save the Earth for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox this fall. Currently in development at Pipeworks, the game is the sequel to Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee and will allow up to four players to compete in monster battles in more than a dozen destructible real-world cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, and New York.

"Godzilla: Save the Earth combines the epic scope, [which] is the hallmark of the landmark movies, with an amazing single-player action mode to create the definitive adventure-fighting game on any system," said Peter Wyse, executive producer at Atari. "With more monsters, more cities, and more radioactive monster-bashing, Godzilla fans won't believe the authenticity--while fighting and adventure gamers will have a unique experience with one of the best-known film legends in the world!"

Godzilla: Save the Earth will feature a total of nine different gameplay modes, as well as a number of different minigames. In the mission-based single-player mode, G-Force scientists have succeeded in cracking Godzilla's genetic code and have refined it to grow superenriched "Godzilla-Matter," which is virtually indestructible. When the Vortaak hear about G-Force's experiments, they invade earth in an attempt to steal G-Cells to seize control of the planet's monsters. As Godzilla, players must stop the UFOs and attempt to free his fellow monsters.

Improvements over Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee will include buildings with more-realistic destruction mechanics, larger and more-detailed environments, and online play for up to four players on both systems. More than 18 classic Toho movie monsters will be featured in the game, including Godzilla 2000, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Mothra, Biollante, and SpaceGodzilla.

We'll bring you more information on Godzilla: Save the Earth as soon as it becomes available.

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